Here are three words that may be looming large in your mind: Long. Car. Trip. You’re packing games, snacks, an audio book or two, several books to take turns reading out loud, and … The Kids’ Book of Questions.
I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid and we went on long car trips (nearly every weekend), I read a lot (which must have been boring for my mom), but the two of us also sang songs, talked over the week we had just explored, and, if we were heading to family, expectations for behavior. But that only took so long.
It would have been great to have this book to delve into. Depending on your kids’ ages, it would be a good idea to let family members browse through the book to pick a question to have each person answer in turn.
The author, Dr. Gregory Stock, Ph.D., has an interest in life science, medicine, technology, and discussions about values. He speaks frequently at schools and on radio and television. This book was first published in 1988, a follow-up to the adult version, The Book of Questions. Now it’s been updated to include questions about the internet and school violence and climate change.
“If you were riding your bike and accidentally ran into someone else’s bike and wrecked it—but no one saw you—what would you do?”
“What is the wildest and craziest thing you’ve ever done? Would you like to do it again?”
Whether you use them as conversation starters, components of a game, or just a way to pass the time, you might find this book a handy tuck-in for your Long. Car. Trip. this year. I know we’re taking it along.
The Kids’ Book of Questions
written by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.
Workman Publishing, 2015